Man, there is just something about putting a fried egg on food that just... just..
totally does it for me.
I went to a Guatamalan restaurant with friends for lunch this week. I did not order the Motulenos, my friend did.
And how I envied her.
A little background: Heuvos Motulenos is a Yucatan-inspired dish of black beans, fried eggs and some sort of spicy salsa-ish sauce.
Chips are optional.
After our little lunch date, I made this for breakfast the following morning. I added the peppers and blue corn chips for color and, because I wanted to feel less put-out about not ordering Motulenos the day before.
It felt festive.
Luckily, I also had some tomatillo salsa in the fridge. If you follow my twitter feed, you may have noticed I claimed to not like tomatillo salsa.
I now stand corrected: I did not like tomatillo salsa, until I made Huevos Montulenos.
I'm allowed to change my mind, after all.
This dish encompasses a lot of my favorite kinds of food: Latin-inspired, spicy, crunchy, fried eggs on top (of anything).
It's kind of a mantra I've developed, and I honestly can't say it's disappointed me yet.
Red and green bell pepper rings, one of each
2 large eggs
1 can seasoned black beans, partially drained
1 packet of taco seasoning (because I had it in the pantry; probably not terribly necessary)
tomatillo salsa or other salsa picante
blue corn tortilla chips
optional: fresh avocado slices, sausage or ham
Heat the black beans in a pot on medium-low, add in the seasonings. Lay a circle of tortilla chips on a plate, add a heaping of black beans in the center. Spray a frying pan with pan spray and set on medium heat. Add the bell peppers,turning the rings over once. Carefully, crack an egg into each pepper ring (I found it easier to crack the egg into a small cup, then pour the cup into the ring) and fry the eggs for a minute or two, then flip. Remove eggs to the serving plate, gently place over the beans. Drizzle with tomatillo salsa. Let your own mantra begin.